For lots of people - I appreciate it's not that low. I think historically it's been something that you either love or hate. For some, it's their go to Summer style and they wear it with aplomb every year. And lots of us have eschewed it.
But it's not going anywhere. It's a style that stubbornly reinvents itself every year with just the tiniest of changes. And the best thing about that is that it means most things boho have become pretty timeless. They have become precious commodities we can invest in and take out year after year. (she says as total justification to anyone who is eyeing up a top or dress from the post yesterday or the entire new Isabel Marant collection... go forth and "invest").
Not convincing you? Ok fair enough, the beauty with the growing popularity of this trend means that you can pick up high street versions for a fraction of their designer counterparts.
And there is so much wearable choice now - it's so easy to just add a piece or two into your usual Summer wardrobe. A boho top - easy to wear with any sort of jeans or shorts that you have Or a simple pair of shorts which can be paired with a denim shirt, tee, or silk blouse.
I do in fact have a number of Boho Bits (technical fashion term), and whilst I wouldn't describe it as my go to Summer look, I definitely do enjoy wearing them for a change from my usual more classic (ie dull) look.
Speaking of Isabel Marant, one of my most worn pieces is a silk shirt from the Marant collection at H&M a couple of years ago. Works so well with jeans but looks great with shorts.
And I've found a similar version at La Redoute with a far more purse friendly price tag.
This is fabulously easy to wear and perfect for now. Gorgeous with skinnies and heels for a night out but throw on over a bikini and shorts when on hols. Daily dress down perfection with a pair of boyfriend jeans in any colour takes your fancy.
25% off again at La Redoute with the code Summer.
Anoushka long sleeved ethnic print blouse £55
Also from La Redoute is this from Esprit. Ethnic Print Blouse £35 I would happily drag out the blue skinnies from retirement for these. Or white skinnies would look ideal for every day or a BBQ (surely BBQ weather can't be that far away... oh how we laughed...)
More navy again at La Redoute.
Embroidered puff sleeve embroidered blouse £35
Navy again at Monsoon with the Monty top £49
Black and white at Monsoon with the Ida Ivory Embroidered top for £69
Plain white but with the detail in the texture and embroidery.
Cutwork Embroidered Frill Top from Topshop £36
But my favourite top of the day and it's not high street but it is in the sale and a great price, considering there are practically identical ones at full price on other websites. That's the great thing about buying Isabel Marant - she brings out pretty much variations on the same pieces each year.
Tegan Frayed cotton top from Isabel Marant was £410 now £164 - have to say, the matching skirt wouldn't be my choice as an outfit at all. As much as I love matching, I think this would look a shed load better with a pair of distressed jeans, be them cut offs, flares, boyfriends or straight legs.
And in the black.... again now £164 from
And a final Outnet bargain from Koza.
Baja fringed herringbone cotton hooded top from Koza was £345 now £138 with an extra 30% off at the check out.
Sleeveless now and this one is gorgeous. Perfect with shorts or with wide legged flares - just stunning.
Ethnic embroidered scoop folk blouse from La Redoute £26
Shorts are the perfect option to team with these tops and plain cut offs are probably the easiest option for a simple look... the risk of slipping into National Costume territory is quite high if you were to wear an embroidered short and top ensemble (I reserve the right to wear the Cecilie Copenhagen ones from yesterday though... well, I would if they weren't OOS everywhere. So whilst they're not everyone's cup of tea, enough people liked them to BUY THEM ALL. Harrumph).
But the other option if you don't want to do the top half is to have a little detail on the bottoms.
And I am sticking with the warm weather options. Shorts. You've got to appreciate my optimism...
These are fabulous and a complete bargain from The Outnet. Just in from Isabel Marant.
Agnes embroidered denim shorts were £140 now £56 Perfect with a plain white tee. Easy peasy.
Less fitted and slightly beachier at Rag & Bone.
Beach woven cotton shorts were £160 now £80
A slightly girlier look now at Topshop. More of a skirt jist to it...
Broidery flippy shorts from Topshop £28
So we've got lots planned for tomorrow after a day of mooching - my back actually hurts from sitting on the sofa all day. The. Shame. The husband is out at a leaving do tonight, so we've just put on a Jurassic Park marathon. I predict we don't make the end of the first one....
Is this sort of boho something that is more appealing? Or are you just a no no no??!
Tomorrow I have a plan for something new. Something that I've never tried but I have a hankering for...